The Diocese of San Bernardino follows the course of studies consistent with the General Directory for Catechesis (1998), the National Catechetical Directory (1978), and follows the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

In relationship to this course of studies the following is the diocesan list of approved textbooks for the parish religious education programs and catholic schools. The diocesan list is periodically updated as textbooks are published and/or recommended. This is done in conjunction with a diocesan curriculum committee for Religious Education.